HU4741 : Burns Lane, Lerwick (1)

taken 7 years ago, near to Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Burns Lane, Lerwick (1)
Burns Lane, Lerwick (1)
Burns Lane is not quite opposite Burns Walk and looking at even the most detailed maps on this site is not shown as a lane as it starts off under a building as can be seen here. After a few yards it opens out however - see HU4741 : Burns Lane, Lerwick (2)
Closses, Courts & Steps of Lerwick
There are many lanes running mostly westwards but also eastwards from Commercial Street in Lerwick. Many of these were formerly known as "Closses" e.g. Charlotte Street was formerly Garrison Closs.
Most of these closses were renamed in 1845 by the Police Commissioners and their former names that often represented the people who had developed the town were replaced by names reflecting current politics such as "Pitt", "Reform" and "Fox". Though once largely the slum area of the town, they now comprise the heart of old Lerwick.
Most of the alleys now show both their new and old names.
As well as "closses", there are a number of "courts" and "steps" too - the latter descriptive of the many flights of steps to be found in the town.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 476 413 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.2482N 1:8.6553W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 476 413
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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